Rodgers in darkness, leaving the rest of the NFL world to speculate about his future
PHOENIX -- When it comes to Aaron Rodgers’ future, the takes flowed readily on Radio Row and around Super Bowl week ahead of the Chiefs-Eagles matchup. But when it comes to actionable information, people believing they have legitimate answers to questions about Rodgers, everyone is on their own darkness retreat until the Green Bay Packers’ QB1 makes his decision whenever that comes.
That leaves an information void to be filled by takes. And everyone has them, from former NFL quarterbacks who faced their own retirement battle to the hot-take artists of our time. But teammates also have to answer these questions with little information at their disposal, and their answers have revealed confidence in Jordan Love should that be the path the two sides agree to take.
Packers president Mark Murphy told ESPN’s Dianna Russini the timeline is early March, or at least at some point before free agency begins. Based on the conversations had with The Leap over the course of the week at the Super Bowl, even people close to Rodgers aren’t sure what he’ll decide. That includes current players on the Packers as well.
“Obviously, love Jordan. Think he’s a great player. I also love 12 and obviously would love to continue playing with him,” Christian Watson told me for Locked on Packers from Radio Row in Phoenix. Is it telling that when asked about the quarterback situation, he led with an answer about Love? Maybe, maybe not. And that’s precisely the kind of speculation Watson tries to avoid.
“I tap into it every now and then if there’s some truth to what’s happening on social media and not just opinions or assumptions but at the end of the day, that’s above me so I’m just going to control what I can control this offseason.”
Watson added he had “no clue” what would happen.